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Top pen Ref for Spurs game

last updated Friday 19th January 2007, 8:28 PM

Mike Dean, from Heswall in The Wirrall, Cheshire and is in his seventh Premiership season. At 39, he is one of the Barclaycard Premiership's youngest referees, but the Merseyside shift supervisor turned full-time ref has already taken charge of a FA Community Shield and so should be undaunted by the league's multi-millionaire stars. Last season Mike was suspended by the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL). He had got himself involved with Arbitros (Spanish for ‘referees’) Racing, an online horse racing syndicate, and an advert in the Racing Post read “Join Premiership referee Mike Dean in this exciting new venture.” This was against the terms of his contract, as he was using his status to his advantage.He also failed to request permission to get involved. He was suspended on the eve of Newcastle vs Bolton last season, which he was due to referee at St James’ Park, and was replaced by Steve Dunn. He was later suspended until 31st May, and returned to the Premiership in late August after coming home from a Turkey tournament.Ref Dean has been present at a number of key moments in Fulham's recent history. He was in-charge of the game against Wolves which ended our record breaking 10 game winning run in 1999-2000, he was in-charge of our first Premiership home game, he was in-charge of the game where Barthez out psyched Steed over a penalty, he was in-charge of the Middlesbrough game when Fulham scored two in the last few moments to take a draw with Gentleman Jim nearly bursting a blood vessel, the brawl at West Brom and most recently he was in charge of the delicious victory against the Blues of Fulham Broadway. We have won three of the seven premiership games Mr Dean has managed.

Referee Stats - 2006/2007

Ref Dean is behaving out of character this season with his lowest whistle useage rate in 6 seasons, his second highest yellow per match figure and his highest penalty figure.It seems Mr Dean's suspension following involvement in a horse racing syndicate is fading away as he is now the top penalty giver.

Mr. Dean's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Pos Total Match Avg
Games 17     13  
Fouls 381 22.4 14th 319 25.3
Yellows 57 3.4 9th 41 3.3
Reds 4 0.2 4th 2 0.2
Penalties 9 0.5 1st 4 0.3
Fouls per Yellow - 6.7 6th - 7.8

So far this season Ref Dean is average in terms fouls and cards but is one of the less even-hand Premiership refs when it comes to pens. He loves home squads and hopefully that continues on Saturday.

Homer? (2006-2007)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
1 188 24 1 7 193 33 3 2 381 57 4 9
49% 42% 25% 78% 51% 58% 75% 22% - - - -
Premiership Average
13 50% 42% 32% 67% 50% 58% 68% 38% 319 41 2 4
Previous Fulham games what was reffed by Mike Dean
18-12-2006 Premier Fulham 2-1 Middlesbro 0y 0r
Bookings: None
19-03-2006 Premier Fulham 1-0 Chelsea 5y 1r
Bookings: Brown (Fulham) Carvalho, Drogba, Huth, Makelele, Gallas (sent off 90) (Chelsea)
THE GAME. Not only did Fulham Broadway get done they lost their heads with 4 yellows and a red. Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.
18-09-2004 Premier West Brom 1-1 Fulham 7y 3r
Bookings: Clement, Purse, Clement (sent off 84), (West Brom) Green, John, Knight, Legwinski, Van der Sar, Diop (sent off 61), Cole (sent off 85) (Fulham)
The brawl with The Baggies after referee Mark Halsey had turned The Cottagers over in the 3-0 defeat by Arsenal.
09-05-2004 Premiership Fulham 0-1 Arsenal 4y 0r
Bookings: Davis (Fulham) Henry ,Parlour ,Vieira (Arsenal)
12-04-2004 Premiership Fulham 3-4 Blackburn 0y 0r
After 12 minutes of the game, Blackburn frontman Stead was left clutching his face after an incident involving Zat Knight. Fulham centre-back Knight appeared to run into the Rovers striker as the duo ran back from a home attack. Blackburn players gestured that Knight had headbutted Stead but referee Mike Dean consulted his assistant and took no action. After the game the F. A. gave Zat an immediate 3 game suspension.
24-08-2002 Premiership Middlesbro 2-2 Fulham 5y 0r
Bookings: Ehiogu, Geremi, Marinelli (Middlesbro) Finnan, Malbranque (Fulham)
19-10-2002 Premiership Fulham 1-1 Man Utd 4y 0r
Bookings: Marlet (Fulham) Barthez, Beckham, Blanc (Man Utd)
This was the game where Barthez out psyched Steed over a penalty. Later Ref Dean was asked about the event. He said: " The Barthez penalty behaviour certainly generated some talking points and I learnt something that day as well. I will make sure everyone is ready in future before I blow my whistle to avoid anything like that again. Before a penalty there is a lot to look for with players trying to encroach and so you have a lot of possible distractions. As I said I will wait until everyone is ready before blowing my whistle and then there is no misunderstandings". Thats good!!
22-08-2001 Premiership Fulham 2-0 Sunderland 2y 0r
Bookings: Craddock, McCartney (Sunderland)
Fulham's first home game in the Premiership and debut game for some of Jean Tigana's signings
No Fulham games with Mike Dean this season
19-10-1999 Championship Fulham 0-1 Wolves 4y 1r
Bookings: Peschisolido (Fulham) Muscat, Pollet, Sedgley (Wolves)
The game that ended Fulham's 10 game winning run.
09-03-1999 League One Luton 0-4 Fulham 2y 1r
Bookings: McKinnon (Luton) Finnan (Fulham)
28-02-1998 League One Blackpool 2-1 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Lawrence, Trollope (Fulham)


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